i'll be very brief. before you do the oath of i want to say this is a proud day for jim comby, for patrice, and for his five for president obama, for attorney general holder, and this judge who hired jim as the first law clerk 28 years ago. an even prouder day for the men and women of the fbi and who care about this premier law enforcement agency, fbi ding all of the former directors and former attorney generals, many of whom are here today. ever since our year together, which was great fun, by the way, we both learned our new jobs, i've told jim who's 6'8" as you see, to watch his head. -- jim didn't b need prompting from me.